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Jakarta Post

Top Indonesian tennis players sign up for Garuda Masters event

  • Damar Harsanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 3 2008   /  11:12 am

Tennis aficionados will have a chance to watch top Indonesian tennis players in action at the inaugural Garuda Indonesia Masters tournament at the Sultan Hotel, Central Jakarta, from Dec. 10-14. "This tournament will be the pinnacle of the five-tournament series this year. Only the best players in the overall rankings will qualify for the Masters," Tournament director Teddy Tanjung told reporters on Tuesday. Eight top players will compete in the men's singles, eight in women's singles, eight pairs in men's doubles and four pairs in women's doubles. "This tournament will offer the most prize money ever offered up *at a sporting contest* in Indonesia. This prize may heat up the competition," Teddy said, adding that some Rp 500 million (US$40,650) was up for grabs. In men's singles, Elbert Sie currently tops the standings with 588 points, fo...